On Tuesday (June 22) in celebration of Black Music Month, the Grammy Museum and Recording Academy announced a new multi-year college scholarship and internship program that aims to support the next generation of Black music creators.
In honor of the late Quinn Coleman, who died last year at age 31, the Quinn Coleman Scholarship and supplemental internship program will provide financial support and career development opportunities that will help prepare college students for post-graduate, full-time employment. Coleman was a Capitol Records executive, DJ and the son of Randy Coleman and former BET Networks chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee.
Beginning next year, the Grammy Museum will annually select one Black college student per city in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City and Washington, D.C., or surrounding areas, pursuing a career in music, or other related fields, to receive the newly announced Quinn Coleman Scholarship. (A total of five Black college students will be selected to receive the scholarship each year.)